Military Career Options

You may find yourself interested in learning more about becoming a member of the U.S. military, and for many it is a good career option.  For some, it's an oppportunity to receive training for a specific occupation which could later be used in a civilian job.  If you are interested in joing the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard, explore your options carefully to avoid mistakes that could cause disappointments. 

SDCE Career Counselor, Doug Elliot spent 9 years in active service and several as a Job Classifier, guiding applicants into enlisted service and has compiled the following list of resources to explore your military options.

FYI:  All headings are linked directly to the listed source.

General information from the government's Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Today's Military.  A website by the Department of Defense outling entry into all branches of the service.

Entrance into all branches of the military require you to take the Armed Servcies Vocational Aptitude Battery, commonly referred to as the ASVAB, which is a test of your abilities in eight (08) subjects. It is used to predict your success in military training and careers.  Career exploration information by using the ASVAB can be found here:  ASVAB info.

A sample of the test questions is found here:  Test Sample Questions

Individual military branch recruiting websites:

ARMY

NAVY

AIR FORCE

MARINES

COAST GUARD

A Guide to Career Paths in the Armed Forces

 

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